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Preview: Morecambe (H)

13 September 2019

The Iron return to league action on Saturday as they host Morecambe at the Sands Venue Stadium in Sky Bet League Two (kick-off 3pm).

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14 September 2019


United will be looking to bounce back from last week's 2-0 away defeat at Mansfield, which came following the first victory of the campaign against Grimsby Town in the Trophy four days prior.

Morecambe, however, come into the game after battling for a point against Salford City last week although they might count theirselves fortunate that they emerged with a sharing of the spoils after the Ammies missed two penalties in the 2-2 draw at the Globe Arena.


Iron manager Paul Hurst confirmed in his pre-match press conference he will be without captain Andy Butler and midfielder Ryan Colclough for the weekend's game.

Butler injured his ankle a week ago against Mansfield Town, despite completing the full game, while Colclough felt a slight reoccurence of his recent groin problem which resulted in him missing training on Thursday.

Jamie Proctor is eligible to make his home debut for the club after making his first start last weekend at the One Call Stadium, while James Perch is back in contention for the match, after serving a three-match suspension incurred for a red card against Cambridge United in the league last month.

Both Jacob Bedeau (knee) and Lewis Butroid (ankle) returned from their respective injuries in midweek to face Southend United Under-23s in the Premier League Cup second qualifying round, while Levi Sutton (medial ligaments) and Andy Dales (hamstring) are back in full training. Hurst expects the latter two to be available for the next Under-23s encounter as they build their way back up to full fitness.

Meanwhile, Kgosi Ntlhe (back) and Jordan Hallam (ankle) have recently been added to the injury list which also comprises of Lee Novak (ankle) - although the Geordie is recovering well and could be back running on grass in due course. Ntlhe's back injury is not as bad as first feared though, as he edges closer to a return.


2016-17 - Tue Dec 6 FLT R2 Iron 1-1 Morecambe
(SUFC win 5-3 on pens)
2013-14 - Fri Apr 18 LG 2 Morecambe 1-1 Iron Winnall
2013-14 - Sat Dec 21 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Morecambe Burton 2
CUP 0 1 0
LEAGUE 1 1 0
TOTAL 1 2 0


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